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Penn finally won for his role in the Boston crime-drama Mystic River (2003).In 2004, Penn played Samuel Bicke, a character based on Samuel Byck, who in 1974 attempted and failed to assassinate President Richard Nixon, in The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004).The film also earned Penn his fifth nomination and second win for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Wilson in Fair Game (2010), a film adaptation of Valerie Plame's 2007 memoir.He co-starred in the drama The Tree of Life (2011), which won the Palme d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.Penn has been outspoken in supporting numerous political and social causes.On December 13–16, 2002, he visited Iraq to protest the Bush Administration's apparent plans for a military strike on Iraq. Acting as a journalist on an assignment for the San Francisco Chronicle, he attended a Friday prayer at Tehran University.Penn later hired Lee as his personal assistant, partly because he wanted to reward Lee for allowing him to play Lee in the film; Penn was also a firm believer in rehabilitation and thought Lee should be successfully reintegrated into society, since he was a free man again.The Academy Awards first recognized his work in nominating him for playing a racist murderer on death row in the drama film Dead Man Walking (1995).
Penn began his acting career in television, with a brief appearance in episode 112 of Little House on the Prairie, December 4, 1974, and directed by his father Leo Penn.Following his film debut in the drama Taps (1981), and a diverse range of film roles in the 1980s, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Penn garnered critical attention for his roles in the crime dramas At Close Range (1986), State of Grace (1990), and Carlito's Way (1993).He became known as a prominent leading actor with the drama Dead Man Walking (1995), for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination and the Best Actor Award at the Berlin Film Festival.He was nominated again for his comedic performance as an egotistical jazz guitarist in the film Sweet and Lowdown (1999).He received his third nomination after portraying a mentally handicapped father in I am Sam (2001).